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US CA: OPED: End Federal Marijuana Ban

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Pubdate: Tue, 24 Jan 2012

Source: Ukiah Daily Journal, The (CA)

Copyright: 2012 The Ukiah Daily Journal

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Author: John Lewallen

Note: John Lewallen is a Philo resident.







It is time for citizens to unite to end federal marijuana prohibition. The marijuana industry is in communities throughout the United States. Federal marijuana prohibition is generating violence, corruption, ignorance, and waste on many levels. To deal with the problems of marijuana abuse, and to develop the many new therapeutic uses of cannabis being discovered, we should bring cannabis into the light by repealing federal marijuana prohibition laws. The California Medical Association, the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors, and twenty-one members of the U.S. House of Representatives recently have called for an end to federal marijuana prohibition.


James T. Hay, president of the California Medical Association, said in an Oct. 16, 2011 news release, "This was a carefully considered, deliberative decision made exclusively on medical and scientific grounds. As physicians, we need to have a better understanding about the benefits and risks of medical cannabis so that we can provide the best possible care for our patients."


The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted on Dec. 13, 2011, to ask for an end to federal marijuana prohibition. "Inconsistencies in local, state and federal law create challenges within our public safety system network and criminal justice system," the supervisors stated. "Mendocino County supports the regulation, legalization, and taxation of marijuana.."


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